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Old 01-16-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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How high would you tile this?


I'm tiling a bathroom as part of a bed & bath remodel - seen here.

I'm trying to decide how high to tile the walls. The ceiling slopes up about 15'. About half of the wall is covered by a stand alone shower, so there isn't a whole lot of exposed area.

Option 1 would be 42-48" or "Wainscoting Style":


Option 2 would be 8' or basically standard ceiling height, which would leave the just the angle to be painted:



Option 3 is full height, following the angle of the cieling:


I like the full wall look, so I'm mostly thinking option 1 or 2, but would value any input from somebody with experience or a better eye than me.

Thanks for any input!

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I think option 2 looks best. No need to spend the extra cost to do above the shower when you arenpt really going to be able to see it.
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It's really hard to say based on your drawings.
The things I would consider are:
The color of the tile? How dark is it?
How large is the bathroom? Unless the room is very large, I would be afraid going to the ceiling might be a bit claustrophobic.
How much light (natural and otherwise) do you have in this room? You don't want it to feel like a basement or dungeon.
Are you using a similar tile pattern as shown?
Personally, I would lean toward the first option, but if you are doing an unusual pattern it may be difficult or look awkward without a natural break point.
FWIW, I live in a dark, dark house.
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Along with what Blondsense said,
I definitely wouldn't go all the way to the ceiling. Why not tile part way up and take a look and see if you like it. I would make sure the top of the tile is high enough to serve as the backsplash for you vanity.
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Option 2, the ceiling and surrounding area shouldn't be that dark IMHO.
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Hey thanks! I get what you're saying about not making it feel smaller.
It's not a big space. It's only about 6 x 10, and pretty crowded, but opened up as much as possible to the bedroom.

I'm thinking about using a really light tile. Haven't really looked at samples yet. The tile shown there is just sketchups included tile texture.

Option 3 is definitely out.

Do you think that with a light tile that option 2 would work? Or do you think I should still go to just above vanity height?
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Being a female type, I'd go with wainscoting or vanity height just because it would leave me options down the line. Paint and accessories can dramatically change the look of a room and it is a heck of a lot easier to change a painted wall than a tiled one.
If you tile to the ceiling (or close to it) you're stuck with it until you got until you gut the bathroom again.

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